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London Buses route B11 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Thamesmead and Bexleyheath, it is operated by London Central.

HistoryEdit

Route B11 commenced operating on 16 January 1988 between Bexleyheath Shopping Centre and Lodge Hill via Pickford Lane - Long Lane as a Monday to Saturday service. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of route 122 between Plumstead Garage and Bexleyheath. The route was initially operated by Bexleybus from their Bexleyheath (BX) garage using Robin Hood bodied Ivecos and MCW Metroriders.

In 1991, the route passed to Kentish Bus operating from their Northfleet (NF) garage using Optare Metroriders and the route was extended from Lodge Hill to Abbey Wood.

In 1999, the route was retained by Arriva Kent Thameside and the route was extended from Abbey Wood to Thamesmead via former route 177 routeing. An evening and Sunday service was introduced at the same time.

In 2003, the route was rerouted at Abbey Wood via Woolwich Road and New Road instead of direct via Knee Hill.

On 24 January 2004, the route passed to London Central operating from their Bexleyheath (BX) garage with low floor 9.4m Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLFs introduced. At the same time, the roue was extended from Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to Bexleyheath Garage and the route was extended in Thamesmead from Boiler House to Town Centre.

In 2009, the 9.4m Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by 10.2m Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 22 January 2011, the route was retained by London Central with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

Current RouteEdit

Route B11 operates via these primary locations:

External linksEdit

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